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Messi Hat-Trick Fires Barca Back To Winning Ways

Spanish LaLiga Report: FC Barcelona v Leganes 07 April 2018

By SL International - Apr 07, 2018 10:42 PM

Spanish La Liga 

Result: FC Barcelona 3-1 Leganes

Date: 06 April 2018

Venue: Camp Nou

Lionel Messi bagged a hat-trick to inspire LaLiga leaders FC Barcelona to a 3-1 win over Leganes at the Camp Nou on Saturday evening.

After starting on the bench last weekend, Messi returned to the starting line up while Andre Gomes was handed a surprising start.

Barca should have taken the lead after 11 minutes when Gerard Pique was left unmarked in the box, but the defender headed over the crossbar.

However, Messi put the home side ahead on 27 minutes with a superb free-kick that found the top corner, 1-0.

Five minutes later, the Argentine bagged his and Barca's second on the night with a clinical finish after being played in by Philippe Coutinho.

The second half proved a cagey affair as Barca struggled to again break down visitors' defence.

Leganes pulled a goal back on 68 minutes as Nabil El Zhar found some space on the edge of the box before finding the bottom corner, 2-1.

Barca should have restored their two-goal lead in the 81st minute but Ousmane Dembele somehow blazed over the crossbar from close range.

Nevertheless, the win was sealed in the 87th minute as Dembele turned provider to pick out Messi, who completed his hat-trick with a smart finish from close range, 3-1.


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nazzi the second Joined: 23 Oct 2017
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nazzi the second Apr 09, 2018 09:35 AM
dembele is always dishing out assist yet the coach is stilll going to bench him
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barca-baccaneers Apr 08, 2018 10:51 PM
@Real_Madrid_Kings finaly to all starbon madrid fans you the only fan who has submited to the fact barca are champs of la liga but dont forget Im also in champions league
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Phikza Apr 08, 2018 05:36 PM
King Messi at it again...
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Real_Madrid_Kings Apr 08, 2018 01:47 PM
This cows should be happy they won laliga coz champions league is not for boys
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Mandie07 Apr 08, 2018 12:49 PM
SO THESE TWO MADRIOTS ARE BUSY FIGHTING FOR 2ND SPOT!
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Master25 Apr 08, 2018 12:44 PM
They said Barca would suffer this season due to Neymar's departure but they forgot that Lord Messi was King before Neymar existed and his supremacy continues to reign even after Neymar.
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Voltaire Apr 08, 2018 11:29 AM
This guy is a fear factor he is the Undertaker of football. His inclusion in the starting 11 brings fear to the opponent. Roma can bear testimony to this they played with fear on Wednesday to the point that they even scored 2 own goals... ##GodSaveTheKing
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ThebigSAM23 Apr 08, 2018 11:13 AM
Only Madridiots compares a goal scorer to the god of football
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Michael Gwayi Apr 08, 2018 10:41 AM
Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk kwaaaaaaaa some people they are dreaming seriously they still talk about Madrid winning Lig kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk this is a dreams of Amkela from the Bible
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Michael Gwayi Apr 08, 2018 10:37 AM
Always King King Messi yaaaaaah no one can do this magic
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Nick#10 Apr 08, 2018 10:08 AM
I can't believe dis Messi is is on da verge of winning a tribble nd some cow says his desperate for pichichi he's been leading since day one nd when their queen scored 4 they said da race is on hahaha ai cowsrids
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undefeated boys Apr 08, 2018 09:37 AM
cr7 started playing b4 messi but the record is not tha bad shows that messi can pass all that record as he still have some few years to play while magogo cr7 will be looking after his cows
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Mpho wa Cosmos Apr 08, 2018 09:14 AM
@Giggs 22 bcz the King is knocking on lol. I he desperately need Pichichi bcz UEFa belongs to the King of Europe
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Mpho wa Cosmos Apr 08, 2018 09:11 AM
Congratulations to the king of Laliga. king of Europe is CR7 like it or not. argue and console and yourself the stats are there as witness
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KK-kELLS Apr 08, 2018 09:00 AM
there's no one like him.... maybe in the the next century
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Baw'u Rhadi Apr 08, 2018 08:53 AM
Messi still 5 year's to come of same standard performance!!!
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My God Messi
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Barca LM
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kikikiki so there is a person who still believe that madrid can catch barca, no wonder they call them madridiots

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